Hide Map


From the flashing light on Route 120 in Meriden, turn onto Main Street. Go one mile to reach High Street. Turn right and continue to the end of the dirt road where you'll find a small road shoulder parking area. Parking available only during the non-snow season. Dirt road to the right of the parking area is a private driveway. Follow Cram Hill Road until you reach sign for Cole Brook Trail on right.


Cole Brook Trail is located on forested land conserved by the Town of Plainfield with additional easement stewardship by the Upper Valley Land Trust. The trail has two entry points off Cram Hill Road (an unmaintained Class VI road) which connect to create a single trail that follows Cole Brook through a stand of Eastern Hemlock before climbing a moderate slope through mixed hardwood forest and tall pines to reach an entrance through a rock wall to meet Moulton Trail, which will bring you west to Meriden Village via the Meriden Bird Sanctuary's Baynes Trail.

Trail Manager

Visit Plainfield Trailblazers online for more information or contact:

Plainfield Trailblazers
PO Box 111
Meriden, NH 03770
Phone: (603) 469-3845


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Nearby Geocaches


Check for nearby geocaches to Benson Town Forest: Cole Brook Trail.

Leave No Trace Principle

Plan Ahead and Prepare

Be prepared for emergencies. Pack extra clothing, food, and water and also a flashlight, first aid and repair kit, matches/fire starters, whistle, signaling mirror, and pocket knife.